Monday, October 31, 2011

Fighting the small business backlash: The New Yorker says "Big Is Beautiful." I say Big's not helping & small is better
New columnist Suzanne Lucas (@RealEvilHRLady) warns AllBusiness readers about 5 scary #SmallBiz management mistakes
AllBusiness Daily News, Halloween Edition: Consumers still scared of recession, wary of boosting spending #SmallBIz

Friday, October 28, 2011

@DuctTape Marketing's John Jantsch tells AllBusiness the 7 reasons he'd keep blogging even if no one noticed #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: US economic woes mean your customers are staying put. How can you take advantage? #SmallBiz

Thursday, October 27, 2011

#SmallBiz word for today: Verbographics! It means don't just analyze and assume - ASK your customers what they want
AllBusiness Daily News: Will new Eurozone "haircut" boost US economy and small businesses? #SmallBiz

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

They're young. They're rich. And they're either your best customers or your worst nightmares. Marketing to millennials
AllBusiness Daily News: Is housing price bump a step toward recovery, or just a dead-cat bounce? #SmallBiz

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Feeling burned by your #netbook? Worried a new #ultrabook would be just as bad? Fear not, says AllBusiness! #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Small business owners cite gov't regulations as their biggest problem Really!? #SmallBiz

Monday, October 24, 2011

From fighting chaos to not faking it: 7 #SmallBiz lessons from vampire TV series #True Blood No, really!
AllBusiness Daily News: Obama launches executive push to aid economy, support small businesses #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: #Intuit releases #QuickBooks 2012 R3 with bug fixes and new #EasySaver #SmallBiz

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Harry McCracken offers 6 Must-Have Smartphone Business Apps: Expensify, Hipmunk,, Hootsuite, Remember the Milk
AllBusiness Daily News: Gallup Poll Offers a Not-So-Merry Holiday Retail Forecast #SmallBiz

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The 5 worst business ideas ever - that actually WORKED: From pet rocks to professional pooper scoopers! #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Geithner tells Senate Jobs bill is critical to small businesses. Is anyone listening? #SmallBiz

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

When Wal-Mart Invades: The independent retailers' survival guide to big-box competition @SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News - Q: Would a Chinese economic slowdown affect US small businesses? A: YES! #SmallBiz

Monday, October 17, 2011

My first post for a new series of blogs sponsored by HP: Is It Time to Ditch Your Small Business' Land Lines?
If you're hiring, "behavioral interviewing" reveals more than a resume does #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Worker health issues top $153 billion, pose conundrum for small businesses #SmallBiz

Friday, October 14, 2011

So this new business idea walks into a bar -@CaroljsRoth has 3 ways to tell if that idea is as new & hot as it seems
AllBusiness Daily News: iPhone 4s and Siri voice control- out today - will shake up small-business search #SmallBiz

Thursday, October 13, 2011

@DuctTape Marketing's John Jantsch says the "new" Facebook lets #SmallBiz share info broadly, not just with "Friends"
AllBusiness Daily News: Small businesses are collateral damage in millionaire/billionaire NBA lockout battle #SmallBiz

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dollar stores a bright spot in the economy - somehow that actually makes things seem worse! #SmallBiz
Email marketing still rules for #SmallBiz: The Top 5 = #MailChimp #iContact #AWeber #ExactTarget #ConstantContact

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

USA Today warns of risks of celebrity investors, but most say it's worth it #SmallBiz
What happens AFTER you sell your #startup or #SmallBiz? AllBusiness says cashing in doesn't have to mean checking out
AllBusiness Daily News: Netflix' lesson for small businesses: Don't treat your customers like idiots! #SmallBiz

Monday, October 10, 2011

Gene Marks says Steve Jobs was a jerk, and wishes he could be more like him. I say only if you're a super-genius.
Big businesses aren't ALWAYS the mortal enemy of small businesses. Sometimes, they can actually help! #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Average US income down 10% since 2007! No wonder small businesses see soft demand #SmallBiz

Thursday, October 6, 2011

AllBusiness Daily News: Direct mail marketing lives! And the U.S. Post Office wants to be your marketing partner

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My appreciation of Steve Jobs, and the huge impact Apple has had on small businesses along with everyone else #SmallBiz
After Solyndra "scandal" Keith Girard wonders if gov't should loan $$$ only to companies that don't need it #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Bernanke calls economic recovery "shared responsibility" as all sides point fingers #SmallBiz

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"10:54 a.m. Today, we’ve got the iPhone 4S." I guess I'll be keeping my iPhone 4. Do I hear cheers from the Googleplex?
9 Tips to avoid online bank robbery: unlike consumers, small businesses are on the hook for any losses! #SmallBiz
AllBusiness Daily News: Latest data on jobs, manufacturing offer glimmer of hope to small businesses #SmallBiz

Monday, October 3, 2011

101 (yes 101!) secrets to running a home-based business. And with the economy still stagnant, home businesses rule!
AllBusiness Daily News: Congress Gets Its Chance to Break Trade-Pact Gridlock -- tradeoffs on the way! #SmallBiz